ISE graduate begins career at the Disney World

By Stephanie Sokol for OUSECS Kimmy Romstad is using her Industrial and Systems Engineering background to help things run smoothly at the “happiest place on earth.” After interning at Disney World for a year, the August 2014 Oakland University Industrial Systems Engineering alum recently accepted a position in forecasting and stocking costuming issue locations acrossContinue reading “ISE graduate begins career at the Disney World”

Going green on campus with help from academic programs

Stephanie Sokol for OUSECS With eco-friendly courses and clean energy efforts across campus, it’s no surprise that Oakland University has a good reputation for “going green.” Infrastructure and courses help build morale towards energy efficiency, from the power supplied to the campus to the School of Engineering and Computer Science itself. “Energy-efficient buildings have madeContinue reading “Going green on campus with help from academic programs”

New social app makes a “Buhz” on campus

Stephanie Sokol for OUSECS A new social application is growing in popularity at Oakland University. Founded by computer science students Chuck Kelly, Brett McIsaac and Zach Fregoli, ‘Buhz’ connects people on campus, getting word out about events, and helping build communication. Described as “Twitter for college,” the idea for Buhz came to Kelly as aContinue reading “New social app makes a “Buhz” on campus”

OU mechanical engineering alum takes skills overseas

Stephanie Sokol for OUSECS   Charon Morgan never thought about moving away from Michigan — the place where she grew  up, started her family and started her career. Now, the 1996 Oakland University mechanical engineering graduate lives and works in Shanghai, China, where she took an executive job with General Motors over a year agoContinue reading “OU mechanical engineering alum takes skills overseas”

SECS outreach programs boost engineering interest among youth

Stephanie Sokol for OUSECS Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS) provides a great place for students to learn more about the field of engineering— and not just those admitted into the program. From camps, to field trips and special “engineering days,” OUSECS has a variety of outreach programs to get children andContinue reading “SECS outreach programs boost engineering interest among youth”

Mechanical engineering student awarded academic scholarship

By Stephanie Sokol for SECS Stephen Powell was recently awarded a $2,000 academic scholarship from engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi, for the 2014-15 school year. Powell studies mechanical engineering at Oakland University. Contestants submitted essays, letters of recommendation, volunteer experience and class standing both in the engineering school and department, in order to beContinue reading “Mechanical engineering student awarded academic scholarship”

OU Mechanical Engineering student awarded ‘best overall’ intern at JCI

By Stephanie Sokol for OU SECS OU Mechanical Engineering student Vincent Seefried was honored “best overall” at the Johnson Controls Inc. Intern Expo, for his achievements with the company. Out of 31 interns working at the company this summer, Seefried was the only one from OU.  “The engineering graphics and CAD course at Oakland prepared meContinue reading “OU Mechanical Engineering student awarded ‘best overall’ intern at JCI”

OU SECS teams up with Fulcrum Edge for new project management course

Stephanie Sokol for OUSECS The Oakland University School of Engineering and Computer Science is teaming up with business-management firm Fulcrum Edge for a new project management course. Being offered this fall, the class will provide a focus on communication and collaboration in engineering. “Because of our location in SE Michigan, a large number of ourContinue reading “OU SECS teams up with Fulcrum Edge for new project management course”

Dr. Sangeorzan appointed Interim Chair of Mechanical Engineering

Stephanie Sokol for OUSECS Change is happening in the Oakland University School of Engineering. The long-anticipated new building opens early August, a new Associate Dean has been appointed, and now, a new Chair will be brought into the Mechanical Engineering Department. Dr. Brian Sangeorzan has been appointed Interim Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department, as Dr. Zissimos Mourelatos stepsContinue reading “Dr. Sangeorzan appointed Interim Chair of Mechanical Engineering”

Dr. Zou appointed SECS associate interim dean

Stephanie Sokol for OUSECS Qian(Beth) Zou has been appointed interim associate dean for the Oakland University School of Engineering and Computer Science. “Dr. Zou is an excellent teacher who has an extensive research record and great service to her department, SECS, and Oakland University,” Dean Louay Chamra said. “I strongly believe that she will doContinue reading “Dr. Zou appointed SECS associate interim dean”